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AIR Studios in Montserrat.
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New Film Looks at Legendary Music Studio in Montserrat

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 12, 2021

It was one of the most legendary studios in the world at the time: AIR Studios Montserrat, built by Beatles producer Sir George Martin in 1979. 

It was the birthplace of a multitude of mega hits, hosting luminaries like Paul McCartney, The Police and The Rolling Stones. 

But at the peak of its popularity, the studio was destroyed in the 1995 volcanic eruption in Montserrat. 

A new Australian film, Under The Volcano, which takes a look at the rise and fall of AIR Studios, will be making its world premiere at this year’s edition of South by Southwest. 

“This is truly an exciting time for the destination and people of Monserrat,” said Warren Solomon, Director of Tourism for the Montserrat Tourism Division. “Being able to showcase how a small island in the Caribbean, with a larger-than-life impact, influenced and shaped the music industry on a global scale, is a proud moment for us all and one we are happy to see brought back into focus after so many years.”

For more, visit Under the Volcano

— CJ

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